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HC Wake-Up Call: American Airlines Could Cancel Thousands of Holiday Flights, Kushner Meets With Special Counsel Team & Domino’s Launches Baby Registry

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

American Airlines Faces Major Threat of Holiday Flight Cancellations

After an error in a computer scheduling system assigned too many pilots on vacation, thousands of American Airlines flights could be cancelled over the holidays as a result. The New York Times reports that the company is trying to call back pilots with the offer of one and a half times their regular pay. However, the union Allied Pilots Association has claimed that it cannot guarantee the premium payment. Affected flights begin on Dec. 17 and last until the end of the month, departing from major hub cities such as Boston, New York, Chicago and Miami. 

Jared Kushner Has Met With Special Counsel Team

CNN reports that Jared Kushner met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team earlier this month to discuss former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s possible role in Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller’s team is currently investigating Flynn and factors such as his relationship with former FBI Director James Comey. Kushner was reportedly with the team for less than 90 minutes, clarifying some of his previous comments to the media and cooperating with Mueller’s forces in their quest to determine if Kushner knew anything that clears Flynn’s name.

Domino’s Will Celebrate New Life With Its Own Baby Registry

Well, now I’ve heard it all. Delish reports that Domino’s, your go-to chain for cheap pizza after a night out, has opened a baby registry just nine months after releasing its wedding registry. If the pizza fanatic in your life is expecting a baby, he or she can register for things like pizza mugs, pizza-themed onesies and even pizza meal packages. “From baby showers to the big delivery, our baby registry makes it easy to enjoy pizza during the exciting events leading up to the baby arrivals and thereafter,” said Domino’s digital marketing director Meenakshi Nagarajan.

What to look out for…

You can mark Nov. 30 by celebrating Computer Security Day, which is definitely a must in today’s society. Check if your security software is up to date, run a virus scan and make sure all of your passwords are still good to go.  

Kristen Perrone is a Siena College Class of 2018 alumna. She studied English during her time at Siena.